Tartar emetic

tartar emetic --> antimony potassium tartrate

(Science: chemical) Bis(mu-(2,3-dihydroxybutanedioato(4-)-o(1),o(2):o(3),o(4)))diantimonate(2-) dipotassium trihydrate, stereoisomer. A schistosomicide possibly useful against other parasites. It has irritant emetic properties and may cause lethal cardiac toxicity among other adverse effects.

Pharmacological action: schistosomicides.

Chemical name: Antimonate(2-), bis(mu-(2,3-dihydroxybutanedioato(4-)-O1,O2:O3,O4))di-, dipotassium, trihydrate, stereoisomer

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